KEYSTONE KLIPPINS’ ~ CELEBRATING 45 YEARS AT THE KORNER


On-Going Series: Keystone Klippins’ – 45 Years!!!  Robert J. Carmack      jazz journalist   #@blues2jazzguy KEYSTONE KLIPPINS’  quick-snapshot  look at the jazz journey taken by the man who presents it and the Men and Women who make it. Todd Barkan, The Man who started this journey years ago , is bringing it all back full circle. Starting the weekend of July 7th…

CELEBRATING JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH: PIERCE STREET JAZZ SERIES FREE TO PUBLIC


PIERCE STREET JAZZ SERIES     Presented by La Sierra University 4500 Pierce St, Riverside, CA. 92505 Get Directions @piercestreetjazz Straight Ahead jazz in the Troesh Conference Center, Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University on specific dates at no cost.  https://www.facebook.com/pg/piercestreetjazz/about/?ref=page_internal Once a Month , Second Wednesdays… Guest Talent Varies House Band: Henry…

REMEMBERING FREDERICK DEWAYNE HUBBARD: “HUBB”


written by Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy As this writer was trying to decide on subjects and artists to write about during Jazz appreciation month, “Hubb”, BKA Freddie Hubbard, came into my mind It’s not easy to write about an eclectic figure like Frederick Dewayne Hubbard. So I’m just going to go against all traditional musings about Hubbard, as…

WINDY BARNES FEATURED IN AWARD WINNING MUSICAL PLAY..NORTH ON SOUTH CENTRAL


posted by Robert J. Carmack    #@blues2jazzguy If you just happened to be in attendance at many of the early 80s Stevie Wonder concerts and just by chance wondered “Who was that searing angelic voice coming across the microphone over the music?” Well..chances are,that was Ms. Windy Barnes. “Windy” came whirling into Los Angeles as…

STRATO-SPHERE: THELONIOUS SPHERE MONK TURNS 100 – JAZZ-POETRY TRIBUTE


                A ROBERT J. CARMACK PRODUCTIONS Presents Strato-Sphere:Thelonious Monk Turns 100 A moving and eclectic project involving Jazz legend Thelonious Monk’s most prized compositions performed by Los Angeles’s most talked about Jazz musicians,vocalists, poets and dancers.  Follow this blog for all information forthcoming. If you’re interested in participation as co-sponsor, artist or media …

JAZZ MASTER BASSIST BOB CRANSHAW DEAD AT 83


posted by  #@blues2jazzguy   Robert J. Carmack The Great Bassist from Indiana, who more times than not was the steady bass player for Sonny Rollins. Cranshaw had been battling a series of challenging ailments. but it’s believed that he succumbed to his battle with Cancer. Cranshaw, IMHO, was one of the top five bassists in…

COLTRANE @ NINE-ZERO: CELEBRATING JOHN COLTRANE 1926 -1967


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #blues2jazzguy               Subtitle; A Hipster’s perspective on Trane at 90.  Its been a long 49 years ago that John William Coltrane was announced transitioned. This writer remembers that summer day as if it was only yesterday. I was just starting to settle into…